Wahconah News - 11/20/19

Wahconah News - 11/20/19
Posted on 11/20/2019
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Nov. 20, 2019

Hello Wahconah Families,

Welcome to the Wahconah Wednesday email update! We hope you find the following information, reminders, and repeats to be helpful.

WAHCONAH WEEKLY UPDATE

Here is the link to the eleventh episode of Wahconah Weekly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po9XXncQk7Q

TURKEYFEST IS BACK!

America's Got Talent and so does Wahconah! Join our junior class for Turkey Fest as they present a fun night of music, comedy, dance and more at Wahconah’s annual talent show!  It will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 7 pm in the Wahconah auditorium. Tickets are $7 and will be sold at the door. Public welcome!

WINTER ATHLETICS SIGN UPS

Attention all students interested in Winter Sports. To register for basketball, swimming, hockey, skiing and cheer you must register through Family ID using the following link. https://www.familyid.com/programs/7dfafd92-eccb-4cdf-86e5-ffbbe6f1360b/preview

If you have registered for any sport in the past, do not create a new account. Use your existing account to add your new winter sport. You must also upload your most recent sports physical to Family ID. Students must register and have an updated physical on family ID in order to begin their winter sport on December 2nd. If you have any questions please see Mr. Shannon. jshannon@cbrsd.org

LOST AND FOUND

We maintain a small lost and found in the Main Office. We have been announcing to students all week that we will be purging the lost and found at the end of the school day on Friday. Students are encouraged to check the L&F box in the Main Office prior to Friday.

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

(all of this news is announced regularly to our students via morning announcements/flyers)

Understanding Financial Aid Offers -  Over the next few weeks, many of our seniors will begin to receive their college Financial Aid Award Letters, or “Offer Letters” as many colleges are beginning to call them.  While all colleges are required to clearly describe the types of aid available – grants and scholarships, work-study, and loans – it can sometimes be confusing to compare multiple financial aid offers and figure out the bottom line – what is still left over to pay. Check out these great resources to help clarify and simplify:

http://www.payingforcollegeresource.com/award-letters/  

College Rep Visits – Attention Seniors! Please check Naviance and your email for updated dates and times. You must sign up no later than 2:30 pm on the day before the scheduled visit and get teacher permission to attend. You will receive a pass to attend during homeroom on the day of the scheduled visit.  If you signed up and are unable to attend, please inform guidance.

These meetings are your BEST opportunity to introduce yourself and have your questions answered face-to-face. Sign up in Guidance!

Important College Financial Aid Info - If you were unable to attend our annual Financial Aid night in October, here are some important resources when it comes to financial aid:

  • Students should review financial aid information on each of their colleges’ individual websites to know exactly what they need to submit and by when. It is important to follow college deadlines for financial aid in order to maximize financial aid opportunities.  

  • All students looking to attend college should apply for financial aid through FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Here is a link to the FAFSA website:
    https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

  • Some colleges require the CSS profile. A list of those colleges can be found on the following website:
    https://profile.collegeboard.org/profile/ppi/participatingInstitutions.aspx

  • Some college require their own internal forms.

Again, be sure to meet deadlines to maximize financial aid.  

CHECK OUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS!

(all of these announcements are made regularly to our students via morning announcements/flyers)

New England Math League – Open to ALL students on Tuesdays from 2:30-3pm. Students have 30 minutes for 6 questions. Students can use a calculator and scrap paper. Students get 4 Points for participating and an extra point for each correct answer!

  • Dec. 10

  • Jan. 7

  • Feb. 11

  • Mar. 17

Costa Rica Trip – Wahconah will be hosting a trip to Costa Rica over April Vacation 2021 for all students.  We have a packed agenda that includes working at two sea turtle preserves; canoeing in the ocean, zip lining through a rainforest, visiting a rural village, meeting monkeys and sloths, and much much more.  Check out our website for tentative details here.

  • Our first student informational meeting will be held on Monday, November 25th in room B-15 at 2:30. 

  • If you are interested but cannot make the meeting, see Mrs. LeSage (B-15) alesage@cbrsd.org  or Mrs. Shannon (A-28) mshannon@cbrsd.org  for more information. 

  • We will be hosting another student meeting on April 6th 2:21-3pm and a parent information meeting: April 7th 6:30pm. 

  • Sign-ups are welcome any time, we have lots of time to save. Pura Vida!!!

Winter Cheerleading Tryouts - Winter Cheerleading Tryouts will be held Monday, December 2nd through Thursday, December 5th from 4:45-7 in the Nessacus Cafeteria. You must attend all 4 days.

Anyone interested in Winter Cheerleading must register on Family ID by Wednesday, November 27th. Once registered, an informational packet will be sent to the student email address on file.

Spring Musical Auditions - Anyone interested in participating in the spring musical, Once Upon A Mattress, the audition process will begin Monday, December 2nd with a dance workshop from 3:00-5:00

On December, 3rd Mrs. Hoffmann will teach the audition music and the Miss Vickie will run the dance. On Wednesday, December 4th and Thursday, December 5th we will hold formal auditions.  This is when we will hear you sing, see you dance, and do some improv to find characterizations. Plan to be at all four days of the process. If you have any questions see Mrs Hoffmann bhoffmann@cbrsd.org

FOODSOURCE HOTLINE

If you or someone you know could benefit from this, please consider checking out the information in the attachment below. Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline connects people struggling to put food on the table with benefits and other food resources in their communities. 

SKM_C65819111307290.pdf 

PARENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Will return next month!

We will be using this space on a monthly basis to provide helpful tips and insight to help bridge the gap between home and school. Some of the information shared in this section will include links to useful articles, websites, or videos.

STUDENT DROP OFF/PICKUP - Reminder

We greatly appreciate those of you who acknowledge and follow this procedure. However, it is important to remember that the driveway directly in front of the school should remain clear for school buses only during the following times:

  • 7:20-7:50am (morning drop off)

  • 2:15-2:30pm (afternoon pick up)

  • 3:15-3:30pm (late bus pick up)

Any parents/families dropping students off or picking students up must use the car lane, which can be accessed, by using the last driveway in the student parking lot. When leaving the parking lot please exit through the middle driveway.

Please note that if a bus’s lights are flashing red, that means you cannot pass it regardless of whether it has a stop sign extended from it or not. We have asked for assistance from Dalton Police (when available) to help monitor this. Thank you for your help.

ATTENDANCE/DISMISSAL REMINDERS

Please remember that the proper dismissal procedure for ill students is for the student to go to the nurse first. The nurse will examine the student and determine whether the student needs to be dismissed. Ms. Roy (ext. 1131) will then make the call home if she determines that dismissal is warranted.

Also, if you’ve secured a last-minute doctor’s appointment during the school day, please call ahead to Mrs. Farley (our Main Office Administrative Assistant at ext. 1320) so that she can prepare a dismissal for your student.

NEED MORE INFO?

Always remember that you can find important and useful information pertaining to Wahconah by going to the following:

Thank you!

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